Discovery Channel and Planet Green Honored with News & Documentary Emmys

Congratulations are in order to Discovery Channel and Planet Green, who each took home statues on Monday at the 31st Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Discovery Channel’s Wild Pacific: Survivors, a special exploring the diversity of life in the pacific islands, was awarded Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography – Nature. (Check out a clip of Wild Pacific: Survivors at DiscoveryStore.com.) Planet Green’s environmental documentary series Reel Impact took home…

Witnessing the ‘Power of TV’ Firsthand

One of the privileges that I have working for Discovery Communications is supporting the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP) team. Every day they are working to use the transformative power of television to inspire and engage students in underserved communities around the world — currently in 16 countries reaching over 13,000 teachers, 830,000 students and 2.5 million community members. (Learn more about DCGEP by listening to this Live a…

TLC Debuts ‘Sister Wives’ on Sunday

This Sunday at 10pm ET/PT, TLC brings viewers inside the rarely-seen world of plural families with the premiere of Sister Wives, a seven-part series following Kody Brown, his three – soon to be four – wives and their many children. Sister Wives is about husband Kody, his three wives Meri, Janelle and Christine and their combined 13 children, and shows how they attempt to navigate life as a “normal” family…

Discovery Communications Recognized for Science Initiative at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Discovery Communications was recognized today at the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative for its multimedia, multi-year science initiative, “Be the Future,” which supports President Obama’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education priorities.  (See Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav talking about the importance of a STEM education.) Zaslav, along with other business and non-profit leaders, was honored by President Bill Clinton before the meeting’s technology plenary…

Discovery’s ‘Creating Change’ Seeks to Help Nonprofits: Spread the Word!

Do you know of a nonprofit in need of an injection of creativity and manpower? Well, we want to know about them! Discovery has just launched a new pro bono initiative, Discovery Impact: Creating Change — where employees will lend their creative talents to Washington, D.C.-area nonprofits in need of marketing, communications and creative services during a 12-hour marathon event on December 14. You’ll find me helping out with social…

Investigation Discovery Hosts ‘Hardcover Mysteries’ Panel at Library of Congress

Today’s post is from guest blogger Maia Kotlus-Gates,  our Investigation Discovery Digital Publicist, who attended last night’s special event. On Monday night, hundreds of armchair sleuths and book enthusiasts gathered for “Hardcover Mysteries,” an event hosted by Investigation Discovery and the Library of Congress. Mystery writers David Baldacci, Sandra Brown and Kathy Reichs discussed what inspires them to write crime novels, as well as the true stories that have influenced…

OWN Announces ‘Your OWN Show’ Hosts, Goes Social

Lots of news about OWN: The OprahWinfrey Network these days… First, the network announced today that Dr. Phil, Carson Kressley and Nancy O’Dell will help Oprah with Your OWN Show: Search for the Next TV Star, a competition reality show in search of the next daytime reality star. The show, produced by Mark Burnett and hosted by Kressley and O’Dell, will feature 10 contestants selected through online video submissions and…

Military Channel Explores PTSD Treatment In ‘Horse Sense and Soldiers’

On Sunday night at 10PM ET/PT, Military Channel will air a one-hour special called Horse Sense and Soldiers, which explores how award-winning horse trainer Monty Roberts works with veterans of the Iraq war to help them with the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) they’ve faced upon returning to the U.S.  Horse Sense and Soldiers introduces viewers to three veterans who are experiencing difficulties interacting with their families and going about their daily lives…

Discovery Sites Featured In IE9 Launch

Yesterday in San Francisco, Microsoft unveiled IE9 – the latest version of its web browser.  As part of its kick-off event, Microsoft featured its A to Z launch partners, whose sites will be optimized on the new browser. Discovery Communications represented the “D” in the alphabetical group of partners, which Microsoft estimates reaches two-thirds of active web users (over 800 million people). Discovery.com, AnimalPlanet.com, and TLC.com are three of the sites that are optimized on the new browser.…